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Poppy Build Guides, Runes and Items

Poppy Keeper of the Hammer

Find the best Poppy build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.10. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Poppy build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Poppy's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Poppy Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Poppy we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Poppy, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Poppy this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.10. However, if you are a new Poppy player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Poppy!

Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Poppy's Runes

Poppy's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 4340 Games

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Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Dark Harvest
Dark Harvest
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity

Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 2125 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Predator
Predator
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Runes 61%

Win Rate 80 Games

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Predator
Predator
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot
LoL Rune: Eyeball Collection
Eyeball Collection
LoL Rune: Relentless Hunter
Relentless Hunter

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Waterwalking
Waterwalking
LoL Rune: Celerity
Celerity

Poppy's Summoner Spells

Poppy's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 19794 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 245 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 126 Games

Smite Ignite

Poppy's Starters

Poppy's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 9707 Games

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  • 3

Trinket

Poppy's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 15365 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 5271 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 386 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Poppy's Runes

Poppy's Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 67 Games

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1258 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 58 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Nullifying Orb
Nullifying Orb
LoL Rune: Scorch
Scorch

Poppy's Summoner Spells

Poppy's Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 7001 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 65%

Win Rate 52 Games

Flash Smite

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 1463 Games

Flash Ignite

Poppy's Starters

Poppy's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 5980 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 1999 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Trinket

Poppy's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 6681 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 1154 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 854 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards
Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Poppy's Runes

Poppy's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 79 Games

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Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Aftershock
Aftershock
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Poppy's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Poppy's Summoner Spells

Poppy's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1595 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 290 Games

Exhaust Flash

Poppy's Starters

Poppy's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 1853 Games

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Trinket

Poppy's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 1782 Games

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Second Best

Poppy's 2nd Best Trinket 40%

Win Rate 139 Games

Stealth Ward
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Poppy's Ability Order

Poppy's Best Ability Order 54%

Win Rate 24 Games

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! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Poppy Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Poppy guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Poppy Jungle in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Poppy. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Poppy Skins

Poppy's Abilities

Poppy's Iron Ambassador
Iron Ambassador Poppy's Passive Poppy's Passive
475
Poppy's Passive
Poppy's Passive
Every 13 (10 at level 7 and 7 at level 13) seconds, Poppy's next attack throws her buckler, gaining 350 range and dealing an additional 20 - 180 (depending on level) magic damage. The buckler ricochets off the target, landing nearby. Poppy can pick it up to gain 15 / 17.5 / 20% shield, and enemies can step on it to destroy it.

The buckler automatically returns to Poppy if it kills the target.
Q
Poppy's Hammer Shock
Hammer Shock Poppy's Q Ability
430
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55
8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4
Poppy smashes the ground, dealing 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 (+0.9 per bonus attack damage) plus 8% max health as physical damage and making the ground unstable. The unstable area slows enemies by 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% and erupts after 1 second, dealing the same amount of damage again.
W
Poppy's Steadfast Presence
Steadfast Presence Poppy's W Ability
400
50
24 / 22 / 20 / 18 / 16
Passive: Poppy gains 10% armor and magic resist. This bonus is doubled if Poppy is below 40% health.

Active: Poppy gains 40% movement speed and projects a field around her for 2 seconds that stops enemy dashes. Enemies who are stopped by the field are grounded and slowed by 25% for 2 seconds and take 70 / 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 (+70% of ability power) magic damage.
E
Poppy's Heroic Charge
Heroic Charge Poppy's E Ability
475
70
14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10
Poppy tackles an enemy, dealing 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 (+0.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and carrying them forward. If Poppy tackles them into terrain, the enemy is stunned for 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 seconds and take an additional 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 (+0.5 per bonus attack damage) physical damage.
R
Poppy's Keeper's Verdict
Keeper's Verdict Poppy's Ultimate (R) Ability
500
100
140 / 120 / 100 / 100 / 100
Begin Casting: Poppy begins charging her hammer for up to 4 seconds, slowing herself by 15%.

Release: Poppy smashes the ground, creating a shockwave that deals 200 / 300 / 400 (+0.9 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to the first champion hit and surrounding enemies, knocks them back towards their Nexus, and makes them untargetable while they fly. The range and knock back distance increase with charge duration. An uncharged swing deals 100 / 150 / 200 (+0.45 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and knocks up for 0.75 seconds.

Questions About Poppy

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Latest Questions

New Female Tank?

Ok, so it appears we have a VERY small amount of female tanks, with about 3 off-tanks(Illaoi, Shyvana, and Vi) 2 vanguards(Leona and Sejuani) and only ONE warden(Poppy)! Is there any hope that Riot will release a new female tank, preferably Top...

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Could Poppy buy "Runaan's Hurricane"?

Just saying that Poppy is a part ranged with her sheild.

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Will poppy help?

Poppy was my first champion and i mastered her up to tier 7 but i havent played in a while and i heard she got nerfed twice so is she stil playable to get me up in rank? I play poppy on everything and thats how i got tier 7 but i dont know if it...

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what champs are like poppy and garen

I have been playing Garen and Poppy a lot. I want to play more champs like them what is your guy's suggestions. I love having the option to play a tank or bruiser depending on the items I buy.

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Splitpush build for Poppy?

Today I played a game with Poppy in which I got utterly fed (I ended 19/3/11) but failed to carry my team since no one pushed any line, and I was unable to splitpush because Poppy's too slow killing the minions. The Items I got were Iceborn...

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Why cant you stun one guy into another with poppys E?

the idea - if you move Guy 1 with charge into positionn where secon dguy stands, both would get stunned for full duration (like you stunned tehm into wall). So tell me, why cant new poppy do that when bard can do that on range? (Also please...

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Poppy's Q Ap value adds to max damage?

Well....i guess i kinda asked my question in my title but yea. Does the ap value of poppy's q add to the max damage the strike can do? I've been using her a fair deal lately and i've always been curious

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Is Poppy wiable as jungler?

Is Poppy wiable as jungler? She have nice stun, DPS and speed, so I'm thinking to use her as jungler.

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Concerning Poppy

The main reason everyone provides for why Poppy is not viable is due to the fact that she can't survive laning phase. Can anyone give me more detail on this? What exactly makes her too weak to lane?

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BOTRK on poppy?

In my opinion it works very well with Q.. What do you think?

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Status of Poppy

Quick question: Poppy, why yes? Why not? What do you think about this yordle?

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